For the health and safety of Liveschool students we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis, and will continue to set policies above and beyond the government health regulations.

Below are answers to some FAQ’s and if you want to ask something not covered here, contact us. We’re here to help.

 

Are my courses and classes still running?

Yes. At Liveschool we’re uniquely well prepared for operational shifts during the COVID-19 period.

  • All current courses continue uninterrupted.
  • All upcoming intakes are still going ahead as scheduled.
  • Additional intakes have been added, starting April, due to at-home demand.

Our experience in fully-online delivery means we can seamlessly transition any in-person sessions to online, and transition back when COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

 

I’m in an online course – are there any changes for me?

For fully-online students nothing changes with regards to your training or your timetable.

Only difference is an increase in the number of additional online masterclasses, workshops and collaboration events you can join, as all our studio events go online too.

 

I’m doing a course at the Sydney Studios – is a switch to online permanent?

For our Sydney students, we phase between these 3 operational modes – starting at Mode A during normal times, Mode B during Covid-19 restrictions, and Mode C during Covid-19 lockdown.

  • Mode A: Blended learning
    • Live classes taught at our Sydney studios,
    • Additional online learning
    • Online personal mentorship
    • This is the mode during normal times
  • Mode B: Hybrid classes – during mild COVID-19 restrictions
    • Any student can join their physical class from home online, if they need or prefer to
    • This is the mode during milder COVID-19 restrictions. During normal times, any student can opt to join from home such as if they have a cold.
  • Mode C: Fully online classes
    • Taught from Berlin and Sydney, covering most time zones.
    • Live online classes
    • Additional online learning
    • Online personal mentorship
    • These are available year-round, but is also the mode for all classes during COVID-19 lockdown.

In the past month we have phased from regular classes, to hybrid classes as distancing and self-isolation came into effect, and now all students are fully-online since day one of the lockdown. When the restrictions are eased again, we will resume the hybrid classes. And when the Covid-19 phenomenon is completely over, you better believe we’ll be putting on a party.

 

I was looking to do the course at the Sydney Studios – is there a huge difference to fully online?

The main difference is the physical access to equipment in our Studio Hub sessions, which every Produce Music student has life-long membership to.

In the short term, during the Covid-19 lockdown, we are covering this with an array of online interactive studio sessions and collaboration events where the mentors operate the equipment in the studio (synths, drum machines, processing, etc) on behalf of the students and their songs who are watching and interacting from home, with the outcome that the trainers upload the finished sounds to the students at the end.

Given students have lifetime membership to our Studio Hub events (online and physical) the main outcome of this temporary shift to is there will be many more online studio events in online-format than usual.

When restrictions ease, students can transfer back to physical classes and studio sessions.

 

 

When will the physical studios be running again?

They still are, just not for classes during lockdown. We continue to maintain and operate the studios for content production and live events for students and graduates.

Again, we’re setting all our policies above and beyond the government health regulations, so the reopening of the studios to students will be done with equal care.

 

When the studios reopen to students, what steps are taken for care?

  • All Liveschool classes have a maximum of 9 students. The rooms are large, and we set distancing measures above the government guidelines
  • Students can still choose to join their classes online from home instead of the studio whenever they need or prefer to, and can at any time switch between between the two
  • Year-round we clean and sanitise equipment and common surfaces after every session, but since Covid-19 we have increased the strength of sanitising solutions.
  • Studio Hub events will continue to be held online for as long as necessary.

For all Liveschool students currently on-course or soon to start, we have created a live feed in the Student Community Portal where we will compile all the latest updates of what’s going on during the COVID-19 period.

 

Overview of Hybrid classes 

Note – the information below is for when Hybrid classes can resume. For now are physical classes are currently replaced with fully-online classes during lockdown.

These 5 short videos explain the setup we will return to when the restrictions ease:

1. WHAT DO HYBRID IN-PERSON / ONLINE CLASSES LOOK LIKE?

2. INTRODUCTION TO LIVESCHOOL COVID-19 PRACTICES

3. STEPS WE ARE TAKING

4. WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO

5. HOW TO JOIN CLASSES FROM HOME

Thank you and stay safe during this extraordinary time.